Sunday, December 12, 2010

I Wonder

I wonder what it was like to go from "nobodies" to the Earthly parents of the Most Important Person Ever to Grace the Earth.  In the blink of an eye.

I wonder what plans Mary and Joseph had for their future - before God laid out His plan.

Speaking of, I wonder what it was like to be sitting there minding your own business only to look up and see the Angel Gabriel speaking to you.

I wonder what it was like when Mary saw that Elizabeth was indeed pregnant.

I wonder how hard it was for Joseph to believe, when human logic told him otherwise.

I wonder what it was like to travel 100 miles while very pregnant (and with a very pregnant wife). 

I wonder exactly what that nativity scene looked like.

I wonder what it was like - to wonder what it would be like - to raise the Savior of the World.

I wonder what message God is sending us by choosing such an "ordinary" family, and modest setting, for the birth of His only Son.

I hope you are enjoying the wonder of this Advent season.

God Bless.


Unknown said...

I was listening to Pandora radio today and the song I Wonder As I Wander came on. It made me think about some of these things you mention here, but also that as we wander through this earthly exile we should do it with a sense of wonder. Thanks for this food for meditation, reflection and wonder.
Happy Gaudete Sunday!

Anne said...

Wonder-full post! :)

Anonymous said...

Great post Michael. I wrote about Mary's journey being nine months pregnant last week. I love the questions that you are wondering about. This is the season for wondering, for being amazed, and for miracles. Thanks.

Daily Grace said...

Ah...this is a wonder-full post indeed!

Anonymous said...

I have often thought about this to. They must have been so scared. They were given such a hugh responsibility. Then to lose their son the way they did... When I feel overwhelmed with life I think of Mary especially and then my problems don't seem as big as I thought they were. I hope you have a wonderful week. God bless you Michael.

Mary N. said...

I wonder, too, Michael :) Especially about the 100 miles while very pregnant!

Michael said...

Karinann: I will have to play that one. Not that I need any help wondering. If I wrote all the many things I wonder about, I'd probably have to ask Google for more space on their server!

Anne/DG: Very clever ;)

Andie: I enjoyed your post very much. Thanks for the comment.

Penny: You and me both! As for your other question ... I can only answer that it is through God. He either puts these thoughts in my head, or convinces you that they are interesting!! (Thank you for the compliment though!)

Carol: Great point, I haven't even gotten to the "lost Son" thing. Its so easy to think of the Nativity and childhood of Christ in a fairy-tale way. I often forget all the hardships that went along with it!

Mary: Obviously I can't relate. I can only thank the Blessed Mother for enduring it all for us.